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Appalachian Christmas Outreach 2014

The Appalachian Coalfields Ministry, sponsored by NC Baptist Men, seeks to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people living in the Appalachian Area. Working with scores of ministry centers and small churches in five Appalachian states, we help mobilize volunteers and resources to meet needs. One of the greatest ministry needs in this area occurs around Christmastime. North Carolina Baptist Men are calling on churches statewide to respond to this need through Appalachian Christmas Outreach 2014. 

Our goal is to collect 15,000 backpacks of items to be distributed to Appalachian children in areas of need in December 2014. Collection areas will be set up across the state for churches to bring their backpacks. 


FOUR WAYS YOU AND YOUR CHURCH CAN HELP:

1) COLLECT ITEMS AND PREPARE BACKPACKS to be taken to a regional distribution center. Start collecting items now. Each zippered school backpacks should each include:
 
1) School supplies such as crayons, notebook paper, pencils, pens, composition books, folders, erasers and rulers
2) Small items of NEW clothing such as winter hats, gloves, socks, underwear
3) Small pop-top canned food such as ravioli, tuna, beef stew, vegetables, fruit
4) At least one NEW, age appropriate non-breakable toy
5) Hygiene items including toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, washcloth, brush or comb, shampoo, deodorant 
(these items may be placed in a one gallon Ziploc bag).
6) A children’s Bible 
7) Fresh, wrapped candy
8) A copy of "The Christmas Story" and a "Mailbox Bible Club" enrollment.*
 
*We ask that you enclose a copy of the Christmas story in each bag as well as an enrollment information for the Appalachian Regional Ministry Mailbox Bible Club. This is an ongoing correspondence discipleship program that has been very effective throughout Appalachia. (Click on the link for each one to download). Packing hint: The Bible, Christmas Story flyer, and Mailbox card seem to fit best in the front pocket of the backpack.
 
Each backpack should be labeled boy or girl as well as the appropriate age. Labels should be on cardstock or index card and attached to the backpack in a secure manner. We suggest the age groups to be 3-5, 6-9 and 10-14. We ask that you prepare your backpack as you would for your own child or grandchild, with new items, not used ones. This quality gift may be the only Christmas present this child receives, and will be a witness of Christ’s love.

Here are a few possibilities for getting good deals on the backpacks:
(There are more as well - just Google "wholesale backpacks.)
Backpacks, USA
Wholesalestockroom.com
Dollar Days
Wholesalebackpack.com

2) BE A COLLECTION SITE FOR YOUR AREA for the Christmas backpacks. We need churches and/or association offices who can have volunteers ready to meet and assist those who might bring backpacks by on both Saturday, November 15 and Monday, November 17, and who can provide either an enclosed trailer or a box truck for the backpacks to be loaded into. The backpacks collected will then be transported to either Shelby  Mission Camp or Red Springs Mission Camp (near Lumberton) on Wednesday, Nov 19 or Thursday, Nov 20. (If you would be willing to be a collection site and have have a few volunteers for those days, but cannot provide a trailer or box truck please let us know that as well. Thanks!)

3) PARTNER WITH AN APPALACHIAN MINISTRY and/or DELIVER BACKPACKS TO A MINISTRY SITE. Some ministry sites in the Appalachian region have requested NC churches to come conduct a Christmas outreach event in conjunction with the distribution of the backpacks. Event may include preparation of food, games, gospel presentation, etc . Your church would deliver and distribute filled backpacks to the ministry site at the event and participate in ministry activities, which will be planned according to the desires and direction of the ministry center/church. Teams wishing to participate must register through NCBM’s Appalachian Coalfields Partnership. Instructions will be sent to the team leader. 
UPATE: At this point we have partners for each site who has asked for help with an outreach event. However, we are still in need of churches who would be willing to deliver backpacks to sites. 

4) VOLUNTEER A DAY TO HELP PROCESS THE BACKPACKS. We will need volunteers for a day to assist in the processing of the backpacks that are collected across the state. This processing will take place at Shelby Mission Camp and at Red Springs Mission Camp on Friday, November 21 and on Saturday, November 22. If you can assist for a day, please contact the NCBM office by e-mail at mabernathy@ncbaptist.org. Please do not plan to simply show up, as we need to know how many we will have. NCBM will provide lunch for those  day-workers who we have registered.
 
COLLECTION SITES
(Other sites may be added later - please check back before taking your backpacks)

Please plan to bring your backpacks to one of these locations on either Saturday, November 15 or Monday, November 17 between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm. The contact number provided is only for if you need to contact someone while en route to deliver your backpacks. If you have questions prior to collection, please contact Mark Abernathy at 919-459-5607. 

Church Address Contact Person Phone
       
Cherry Point Baptist 210 Church Road, Havelock 28532 Travis Crocker 252-447-2890
Coleraine Baptist 202 North Main Street, Colerain 27924 Michelle Saffell 252-506-1546
Galatia Baptist 1219 Galatia Road, Seaboard 27876 David Foster 252-532-5977
FBC Kinston 2600 Rouse Road, Kinston 28504 Charlie Broadway 252-361-7301
FBC Delco 75 Kaiser Rd, Delco 28436 Cheryl Powell 910-471-6651
Aversboro Road Baptist 1600 Aversboro Road, Garner 27529 Terry Monroe 919-523-6823
Wakeminster Baptist
13221 Old Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, 27613
Kim Vernal 919-868-5455
North Laurinburg Baptist 517 Lees Mill Road, Laurinburg 28352 Brenda Bullard 910-217-2345
Sandy Branch Baptist 715 Sandy Branch Ch Rd, Bear Creek 27207 Marc Sanders 919-742-0602
FBC Burlington 400 South Broad Street, Burlington 27216 Mary Alexander 336-449-0752
New Friendship Baptist 4258 Old Lexington Rd, Winston-Salem 27107 Pat White 336-816-0834
Philadelphia Baptist 5709 Philadelphia Ch Rd, Marshville 28103 Caroll Anthony 980-328-5610
Brookdale Baptist 2511 South Ridge Avenue, Kannapolis 28083 Shana Ellis 704-614-1331
FBC Salisbury 223 North Fulton Street, Salisbury 28144 Rod Kerr 704-798-3922
Terrell Baptist 4146 Slanting Bridge Rd, Sherrills Ford 28673 Jane Jones 704-966-0868
New Life Baptist
527 N Buckoak St, Stanley 28164
Sue Smith 704-460-5035
Highland Baptist 828 9th Ave NE, Hickory 28601 Terry Short 828-446-0990
West Point Baptist 1160 Union Road, Rutherfordton 28139 Lorna Hawley 828-287-0165
FBC Swannanoa 503 Park Street, Swannanoa 28778 Harvey Hart 828-707-2911
FBC Brevard 94 South Gaston Street, Brevard 28092 Michael Childers 828-553-4988
Pine Grove Baptist
7454 Highlands Rd, Franklin 28734
Butch Deal 828-421-2808

Please contact Mark Abernathy at mabernathy@ncbaptist.org or by calling 919-459-5607 if your church plans to collect backpacks, if your church would be willing to be a collection site, if you would like to be partnered with a church in Appalachia for a Christmas outreach event, or if you have any question about the Appalachian Christmas Outreach.  

Key:  Project has been Reserved
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AC14-008a Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008b Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008c Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008d Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008e Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008f Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008g Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008h Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008i Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-008j Christmas Outreach Evangelism 12/1/201412/30/2014 Central Appalachia, WV
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AC14-030d New Construction Construction 5/1/201411/30/2014 Mathias, WV
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AC14-036b Church Remodel Construction 5/1/201411/30/2014 Wierton, WV
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AC15-001a Outreach/Evangelism/Construction Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/20159/30/2015 Marlington, WA
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AC15-001b Outreach/Evangelism/Construction Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/20159/30/2015 Marlington, WA
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AC15-001c Outreach/Evangelism/Construction Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/20159/30/2015 Marlington, WA
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AC15-002a Block Parties/Evangelism/Outreach Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/201510/31/2015 St. Clairsville, OH
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AC15-002b Block Parties/Evangelism/Outreach Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/201510/31/2015 St. Clairsville, OH
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AC15-003 Evangelism/Nursing Home/Camps Camps / Retreats, Evangelism 1/1/201512/31/2015 Lynch, KY
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AC15-004a Parsonage Remodel/Vacation Bible School Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/201511/30/2015 Weirton, WV
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AC15-004b Vacation Bible School/Parsonage Remodel Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 5/1/201511/30/2015 Weirton, WV
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AC15-005 Sports Camp/Construction Camps / Retreats, Construction, Sports 6/1/20158/31/2015 Manchester, KY
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AC15-006a Servant Evangelism/Prayer Walking Evangelism, Prayer 1/1/201512/31/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-006b Servant Evangelism/Prayer Walking Evangelism, Prayer 6/1/201512/31/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-006c Servant Evangelism/Prayer Walking Evangelism, Prayer 6/1/201512/31/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-006d Servant Evangelism/Prayer Walking Evangelism, Prayer 6/1/201512/31/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-006e Servant Evangelism/Prayer Walking Evangelism, Prayer 6/1/201512/31/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-007a Community Outreach/Construction Construction, Evangelism 4/1/201512/31/2015 Coeburn, VA
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AC15-007b Community Outreach/Construction Construction, Evangelism 4/1/201512/31/2015 Coeburn, VA
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AC15-008a Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008b Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008c Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008d Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008e Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008f Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008g Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-008h Construction/VBS/Outreach Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsburg, KY
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AC15-009 Evangelistic Outreach Evangelism 4/1/201512/31/2015 Bluefield, VA
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AC15-010 Event Evangelism Evangelism 4/1/20154/30/2015 Bluefield, VA
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AC15-011 Backpacks of School Supplies Evangelism 8/1/20158/31/2015 Cary, NC
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AC15-012 Construction Construction 1/1/201512/31/2015 Williamsbury, KY
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AC15-013a Construction/Outreach Construction, Evangelism 4/1/201510/31/2015 Logan, WV
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AC15-013b Construction/Outreach Construction, Evangelism 4/1/201510/31/2015 Logan, WV
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AC15-014a Outreach/Construction Construction, Evangelism 3/1/201510/31/2015 Old Fields, WV
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AC15-014b Outreach/Construction Construction, Evangelism 3/1/201510/31/2015 Old Fields, WV
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AC15-015a Children and Youth Ministries Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 War, WV
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AC15-015b Children and Youth Ministries Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 War, WV
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AC15-016a Children and Youth Ministries Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Mars Hill, NC
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AC15-016b Children and Youth Ministries Construction, Evangelism, VBS / Backyard Bible Club 1/1/201512/31/2015 Mars Hill, NC
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AC15-017a Home Repair Construction 5/1/201511/30/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-017b Home Repair Construction 5/1/201511/30/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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AC15-017c Home Repair Construction 5/1/201511/30/2015 Fayetteville, WV
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